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Meaning of several by Wiktionary Dictionary

several


    Alternative forms

    • ſeveral ( archaic )
    • severall ( obsolete )

    Etymology

    From Anglo-Norman several, from Medieval Latin sēparālis, from Latin sēpar ( “separate” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ˈsɛvɹəl/, X-SAMPA: /"sEvr@l/
    • Hyphenation: sev‧er‧al

    Determiner

    several

    1. ( obsolete ) Separate, distinct; particular. [15th-19th c.]
    2. A number of different; various. ( Now merged into later senses, below ) [from 16th c.]
    3. Consisting of a number more than two or three but not very many; diverse. [from 17th c.]

    Derived terms

    Adverb

    several ( not comparable )

    1. By itself; severally .

    Noun

    several ( plural: severals )

    1. ( obsolete ) An area of land in private ownership ( as opposed to common land ) .
    2. Each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual .
    3. ( archaic ) An enclosed or separate place; enclosure .

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Explanation of several by Wordnet Dictionary

several


    Adjective
    1. considered individually

    2. specialists in their several fields
    3. distinct and individual

    4. three several times
    5. of an indefinite number more than 2 or 3 but not many

    6. several letters came in the mail
      several people were injured in the accident